M.D., PhD Private practitioner in Dermatology, Lyon, France
European requirements labelling for the cosmetic products: Interest for the Dermatologist?
”Cosmetic product” means any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odours.
Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 on cosmetic products is the main regulatory framework for finished cosmetic products when placed on the EU market. It strengthens the safety of cosmetic products. The dermatologists have to know the European requirements labelling for cosmetics when they are questioned by their patients and when they have to take care of patients suffering from allergic contact dermatitis. There is a non mandatory labelling (hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, and so on) that is not useful. There is a mandatory labelling (list of ingredients, special warnings and so on) that is very useful.
Specialist in dermatology and awarded a diploma in study of allergies
In charge of teaching at the university of Besançon
Responsible for the Functional Unit of Study of allergies of the Hospital St Jacques, Besançon
Doctorate in medicine in1978: thesis of medicine : ”Allergy in the nickel and the atopy„
Member of the Group of Studies and Research in Dermato-Allergologie ( GERDA)
Founder of the Network of Vigilance in Dermato-Allergologie (REVIDAL GERDA)
President of the Workgroup in the AFSSAPS, in charge of the cosmétovigilance ( 2000-2006 )
President of the GERDA, on 2008-2011.
Award Robert Degos 1998 for ” Late reading of patch tests „, European Journal of Dermatology ; Award of the City of Paris by the National Academy of Medicine of Paris the City of Paris, on 2003 for « allergie et cosmétiques »Paris expansion scientifique 2003